Everton vs Manchester United: The first game on Sunday in the Premier League is Everton versus Man United. Everton are tenth in the league with 46 points from 34 games. If Marco Silva’s side win, Everton will move up to seventh in the league above Watford on goal difference.
Man United arrived at Goodison Park in sixth spot. Will they manage to secure a top four berth to play Champions League football next season? Manchester United have returned to winning ways after beating Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s side overcame a late fightback from the Toffees to move on to 17 points in the Premier League and close the gap to the top four to five points thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
Pogba handed United the lead in the first half as he tucked home on the rebound after Jordan Pickford had saved his penalty following another long run-up.
And Martial doubled the lead for United early on after the interval with a superb curling strike from Pogba’s pass to make it three goals in two matches since the international break and four in his last three.
Everton hit back when Chris Smalling hauled down Richarlison in the penalty area and Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked home from 12 yards past David de Gea.
Jose Mourinho’s side were second best throughout Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League defeat by Juventus, but climbed up two places to eighth after victory at Old Trafford over the Toffees.
The hosts went ahead through Paul Pogba’s fortuitous strike – making a stuttering 26-step run-up to take a penalty that was saved by Jordan Pickford, then tucking home the rebound when it fell straight back to him.
Pogba fed fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial to curl in a delightful, first-time finish from the edge of the box in the second half.
Everton, whose three-game winning run came to an end, had chances of their own but Bernard hit the side netting after going round David de Gea and the Spain goalkeeper saved sharply from Richarlison’s low strike.
Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a penalty with 12 minutes remaining, but United held on to their advantage.